Minnesota Stroke System
With stroke, time lost is brain lost. More than one-third of Minnesotans live over 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. One in three stroke victims arrive first at a small, rural hospital. These facts highlight the need to ensure that every community hospital is equipped to treat acute stroke patients.
The Minnesota Department of Health is the lead agency for creating the Minnesota Stroke System, a statewide initiative involving acute care hospitals, ambulance services, and other partners.
Applications are now being accepted.The Round 6 deadline is April 30, 2015. To apply for designation, go to http://stroke.mn.gov.
Current Round 6: April 30, 2015 (Effective date July 1, 2015)
Round 7: July 31, 2015 (Effective date October 1, 2015)
Round 8: October 31, 2015 (Effective date January 1, 2016)
Resources (toolkit, how-to- guide, literature, etc.)
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Designated Hospitals (updated 1/1/2015)
IN THE NEWS:
Lakeland News aired a story on June 27, 2014 about Essentia Health St. Joseph's in Brainerd, which was designated this spring.
Minnesota News Network story about the stroke system during May 2014